Punknews magazine has teamed with New Jersey singer/songwriter, SAMMY KAY to premiere another new track from his upcoming debut full length, Fourth Street Singers, due out March 10th via Panic State Records. “Mary” showcases the soulful side of SAMMY KAY‘s songwriting, his husky voice conveying the themes of loss and revival found throughout many of the songs on Fourth Street Singers.
In addition to streaming “Mary” Punknews is hosting a contest giveaway for a chance to win a prize package from Panic State Records. The grand prize includes a copy ofFourth Street Singers on vinyl, CD, and digital, a test press of the album, and a copy of the limited edition Bookends flexi disc, featuring two tracks from Fourth Street Singers.
Check out more previously released tracks from the album below:
Hailing from Asbury Park, NJ singer/songwriter SAMMY KAY has lived the kind of romantic life that can only be found in a song. After living in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, then seeing the world working as a tour manager for three years, Kay has used his travels and experiences to hone his song-craft into an endearing mixture of punk rock, Americana, and soul. Always behind-the-scenes helping other artist’s grow and succeed, Kay built strong friendships all across the country, these friends would later come together to help record his debut album. Now, with the release of his debut full length, Fourth Street Singers, SAMMY KAY is excited to step into the spotlight and show listeners what he’s capable of.
Recorded by Pete Steinkopft of The Bouncing Souls at Little Eden Studios, Fourth Street Singers was crafted from the ground up with an all-star cast of accomplished musicians, featuring members of The Slackers, Franz Nicolay’s band, Rancid’s touring band, Westbound Train, Leftover Crack, Plow United and more. The sense of camaraderie from the recording studio is palpable across the 10 tracks on Fourth Street Singers, but Kay’s songs are more than just bar anthems. There is a yearning that can’t be denied in every song. Whether it’s a desire for truth, connection, or something more, these tracks feel authentic and lived-in. Even Kay’s take on the Tom Waits classic “Old Shoes (Pictures And Postcards)” feels entwined with the story told on Fourth Street Singers.Harnessing influences ranging across the spectrums of rock n’ roll, punk, and Americana, SAMMY KAY has crafted an album that is uniquely personal while still invitingly familiar, wild and free while still reserved and dynamic. Full of love and despair, life and death, salvation and American rock n’ roll, Fourth Street Singers is SAMMY KAY.
1. You Ought To Know
2. Saints and Sinners
3. Your Way
4. Highs and Lows
5. Forever and a Day
8. Stay a While
9. Old Shoes
2/27 St Augustine, FL @ Nobbys
2/28 Ybor City, FL @ New World Brewery
3/01 Gainesville, FL @ Looseys
3/06 Austin TX, @ Flamingo Cantina
3/11 Kansas City, MO @ Vandals
3/12 Des Moines, IA @ Des Moines Social Club
3/14 Winnipeg, Canada @ Burton Cummings Theatre *
3/15 Saskatoon, Canada @ Amigos Cantina #
3/16 Edmonton, Canada @ Union Hall*
3/17 Calgary, Canada @ Macewan Hall*
3/19 Vancouver, Canada @ Commodore Ballroom*
3/20 Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market*
3/21 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
3/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot*
3/24 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater*
3/26 St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room*
3/27 Indianapolis, IN @ The Egyptian Room*
3/28 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall** w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote
# w/ Northcote